For years, Bike Fed staff have kept a close eye on the National Avenue project on Milwaukee’s south side. National Avenue is a major thoroughfare, nearly the entirety of which is on the City’s Pedestrian High Injury Network. It is a trucking route and state trunk highway, which means that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation […]Read more about "Designing for All Road Users on Milwaukee’s National Avenue – Wisconsin Bike Fed Guide"
Reports are now available. Learn more about the project at our January 18 webinar, from noon – 1pm. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin was awarded a grant from COWS in partnership with two Green Tier Legacy Communities (GTLC) to improve community health by promoting pedestrian and bicycle access for children and families, specifically by addressing active […]Read more about "Safe Routes, Safer Communities"
1000 Friends of Wisconsin partnered with Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids to assess active transportation routes to schools and parks in their respective cities. Over the course of 6 months, 1000 Friends Community Programs Director worked with city planners from Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids to identify key public locations, plan walk/roll audits with community participants, and develop detailed recommendations for […]Read more about "Webinar 9: Safe Routes, Safer Communities – watch the recording"
#5 – Wisconsin Lawmakers – State Climate Change Bills This week, a group of legislators released 22 bills to reduce the effects of climate change and make Wisconsin more sustainable. These bills were spearheaded by representatives across the state including Representative Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, who said “We have no time to waste if we want […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – Wisconsin Climate Change Bills"
Letter to the Task Force on Climate Change. 1000 Friends has been closely monitoring the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change to make sure that ambitious and equitable recommendations on land use and transportation are included in the final report. Back in March, we were asked to give a presentation before the task force on […]Read more about "Letter to Lt. Gov. Barnes – Support Ambitious Transportation Recommendations"
On May 7th, our transportation policy analyst Gregg May co-hosted a webinar on complete streets and how our communities stand to benefit from more walking and biking. This webinar was the first in a series from the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation on statewide transportation policy. Hear from Gregg and Caressa Givens of the Wisconsin […]Read more about "Complete Streets Webinar"